THE ANGELS – Detect with Los Angeles police has identified a person of interest wanted for questioning in a deadly hit-and-run in South LA.
Javier “Turtle” Garcia, 35, is wanted in connection with the fatal collision of Oswaldo Dominguez-Flores, 55, who was hit by a tow truck around 10 a.m. on Aug. 11 on Broadway and 54th Street, according to Los Angeles police. Department.
According to police, Flores crossed Broadway at a marked intersection but was heading toward a “Don’t Walk” signal when he was hit.
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He was towed about 180 feet before being removed from the white “wreck” truck, police said.
The driver of the tow truck briefly stopped and fled the scene without providing assistance or identifying himself.
Police are asking for the public’s help locating Garcia and the tractor. Garcia is described as Hispanic, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighs 215 pounds and has brown hair and eyes. He may still be working as a tow truck driver, police said.
A standing reward of up to $ 50,000 is available from the city of Los Angeles for help solving a fatal hit-and-run.
Anyone with information about Garcia’s whereabouts or towing car is encouraged to call 213-833-3713; 877-LAPD-247; or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
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